Advertising is an audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.: 465 Sponsors of advertising are typically businesses wishing to …
After witnessing Calvin Klein’s now infamous ‘orgy’ billboard in New York City, and the controversy surrounding it, contributing writer Josh Smith looks into the history of sex in advertising.
The birth of subliminal advertising as we know it dates to 1957 when a market researcher named James Vicary inserted the words “Eat Popcorn” and “Drink Coca-Cola” into a movie. The words appeared for a single frame, allegedly long enough for the subconscious to pick up, but too short for the viewer
The history of cosmetics spans at least 6,000 years and is present in almost every society on earth. Cosmetic body art is argued to have been the earliest form of …
The world’s leading serious history magazine. While Antony and Cleopatra have been immortalised in history and in popular culture, their offspring have been all but forgotten.
We’ve rounded up a history of how sex at Olympic village has been covered over the last few decades. And judging by the florid prose in the dispatches below, the journalists seem to be pretty overheated as well.
Sep 15, 2003 · In the U.S., far-reaching advertising trends were established in the cultural and economic environment of the 1950s. Traditional media such as radio, newspapers and magazines remained vital ad conduits during the early years of the decade, but TV quickly became a cornerstone of many advertisers’ national media plans.
Today, most people have this misconception that sexual advertisements are a recent thing. If you ask a few people when the first sexual advertisement was seen, they might say during the sexual revolution in the 1960s or a bit later on.
When the first sex-ed films appeared in 1914, no one wanted to talk about sex, but venereal diseases, like syphilis and gonorrhea, were wreaking so much havoc on the American public, filmmakers took on the burden of educating adults about them.
By the time the magazine revisited the topic in 1993, a whopping 47 states mandated some form of sex ed for students — versus a mere three in 1980 — and every single state supported education about AIDS.